Naked Economics, Undressing the Dismal Science

Naked Economics, Undressing the Dismal Science

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WW Norton
Finally! A book about economics that won't put you to sleep. In fact, you won't be able to put this one down.

Baker & Taylor
Seeks to provide a genuinely engaging and comprehensive primer to economics that explains key concepts without technical jargon and using common-sense examples. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

Norton Pub
Naked Economics makes up for all of those Econ 101 lectures you slept through (or avoided) in college, demystifying key concepts, laying bare the truths behind the numbers, and answering those questions you have always been too embarrassed to ask. For all the discussion of Alan Greenspan in the media, does anyone know what the Fed actually does? And what about those blackouts in California? Were they a conspiracy on the part of the power companies? Economics is life. There's no way to understand the important issues without it. Now, with Charles Wheelan's breezy tour, there's no reason to fear this highly relevant subject. With the commonsensical examples and brilliantly acerbic commentary we've come to associate with The Economist, Wheelan brings economics to life. Amazingly, he does so with nary a chart, graph, or mathematical equation in sight—certainly a feat to be witnessed firsthand.Economics is a crucial subject. There's no way to understand the important issues without it. Now, with Charles Wheelan's breezy tour, there's also no reason to fear it.
Finally! A book about economics that won't put you to sleep. In fact, you won't be able to put this one down.

Baker
& Taylor

Seeks to provide an engaging and comprehensive primer to economics that explains key concepts without technical jargon and using common-sense examples.

Publisher: New York : Norton, [2002]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2002
ISBN: 9780393324860
0393324869
Branch Call Number: 330 WHEEL
Characteristics: xxii, 260 pages ; 25 cm

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ritamarie29
May 14, 2017

Economics is not easy content; I had to read with my dictionary by my side. Yet it was worth the endeavor. The book was clearly written and entertaining without being patronizing.

The book challenged some of my conceptions about minimum wage, government policy, human capital and financial markets. It is a great read for everyone on the political spectrum.

redban Mar 04, 2015

Finally! More status quo pseudo-Economics. Not offensively neoconservative perhaps, but its the subtle assumptions and implied propaganda make this book conservative, close-minded, and elitist.

For a less-biased view on the complete area of Economics, the beginner's guide should be "Economics: A User Guide", by Ha-Joon Chang. Learn about the history/facts/case studies, don't get bogged down by the equations and diagrams and pro-corporate/anti-working class propaganda.

For the systemic Wall Street scam machine, try Matt Taibbi's "Griftopia". Powerful book.

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StarGladiator
Mar 03, 2015

This clown has no idea what he's talking about, simply regurgitating what others have preached at him, or talked down - - waaaay down - - to him. Wouldn't recognize a fraud or scam if it fell on him, assuming he's not completely dishonest? Graph the Federal Reserve's interest rates against the housing bubble, and you'll learn far more about market manipulation. [FYI: You'll get a better description of the World Bank and the IMF from Raj Patel.]

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wrath231
Sep 22, 2014

One of the finest books I've ever read. Wheelan is a master at distilling economics down its essentials...which in turn enables a more broader audience to actually start getting a clue to how a society and its economy operates, and how co-dependent everything is.

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